A collection of pamphlets previously issued separately by Ramsay. The collection was probably first published in 1719 without a collective titlepage and subsequently re-issued in April? 1720 with prefatory material and a collective titlepage but little attempt at continuous pagination. In later issues in 1720, 1721 and 1722, all with same collective titlepage dated 1720, increasing efforts were made at continuous pagination as the work was extended with new poems and the constituent parts were reprinted. Copies vary in their constituent parts
Contents: Morning interview (with: Elegy on Maggy Johnston, To the most beautiful Scots ladies, Scots songs) [Martin 36, 32, 49, 46] - Christ's-Kirk on the Green [Martin 7] - Scriblers lash'd [Martin 48] - Content [Martin 17] - Richy and Sandy [Martin 25] - Familiar epistles [Martin 22] - Prologue [variant of Martin 42] - Bessy Bell and Mary Gray [Martin 28] - Young laird and Edinburgh Katy [Martin 54] - Patie and Roger [Martin 37] - Edinburgh's salutation [Martin 31]
Foxon p.659, Kress 3279
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No table of contents. Pg 212, 221, 223, 225, and 227 are missing. Text falls close to gutter/page edges. Gutter/background included in crops, as requested by NLS.